Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday #1

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So, I've decided to try a weekly theme to help me stay motivated to update my blog and give it a little more organization. It may also help me branch out and post about things other than just crafts. I mainly hope this helps when school starts back in August. But for now, I don't want to think about school. As you can see, today is my first "theme" - Tutorial Tuesdays. Since this was kind of a spur the moment idea, today's tutorial isn't anything special. In fact, I've actually already done it before with my Muggle T-shirts

The BFF and I spent the last 2 weeks of school before summer making and re-making our summer bucket lists. We're slightly crazy, we know. The biggest thing on our bucket list was crafting, crafting, and more crafting. (Remember the last item on my summer bucket list post?) Mainly because we spent so much of our study time whining about how we would rather be crafting. So, here's to getting it out of our system. 

After deciding our whole summer would be spent crafting, we also decided we needed appropriate T-shirts for the occasion. Why? Because we are super duper cool. That's why. See?

We got the inspiration from all of the "Keep Calm" posters always seen on Pinterest and in the blog world and used the same technique as my Muggle shirts I made for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere.  We were actually able to find and downloaded the Keep Calm font. I then used my Cricut and the Sure Cuts a Lot software I have on my computer. The only problem with this is that the SCAL only works with the hardware on the Cricut Personal (the first one ever made). Although, this was much easier than printing it out and cutting the font with an X-acto knife, the X-acto knife method will still work, but will require much more patience. Then we ironed the words on and went to painting.

And these were our final results!

I think we are all set to craft away the summer. What do you think?
Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Completely cute! I totally understand the need for keeping calm and crafting. Great blog and I share your interests in mod podge, running and Pinterest!

    Congrats and good luck in medical school. :)

  2. Yay! Love our shirts.... and YOU! Summer of Crafting.... #winning

  3. What material did you use to cut out the template?

  4. @Anonymous
    Freezer paper :) You can find it near the tinfoil at the grocery store!

  5. I LOVE these shirts!!! You did a GREAT job!!!

  6. Keep calm and craft on - couldn't agree more! I didn't know you could get stencilling software - might have to check that one out too... Great job!

  7. Oh that's awesome! Thanks :)

  8. I love this t-shirt! And creating a blogging schedule is a great idea. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!



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